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Museum director

Max William Sullivan, museum director. Member Council Mus's. and Education in the Visual Arts, 1973-1978. Member American Institute of Architects.


Sullivan, Max William was born on September 27, 1909 in Fremont, Michigan, United States. Son of James Timothy and Gertrude Maude (Clark).


AB, Western Michigan University, 1932. Master of Arts in Teaching, Harvard University, 1941. Doctor of Laws, Providence College, 1950.


Instructor arts and crafts Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1933-1935. Conductor summer play school, 1933-1937. Instructor arts and crafts Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts, 1935-1938.

Head art department Groton (Massachusetts) School, 1938-1942. Consultant art education, school education Harvard, 1940-1942. Director exhibition contemporary Northeast handicrafts Worcester (Massachusetts) Art Museum, 1942-1943.

Consultant Metropolitan Museum, New York City, 1943-1944. Conducted survey recreational therapy in military hospitals. Director education Museum of Art, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1944-1945.

Dean education Rhode Island School Design, 1945-1947, president of corporation, 1947-1955. Director Portland Art Association-Museum and Art School, 1957-1960, Everson Museum Art of Syracuse and Onondage County, 1961-1971. Program director Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 1971-1974, director administrative services, 1974-1976.

Adjunct professor art, director University Art Gallery University Texas at Arlington, 1976-1985. Exhibitions curator School Architecture and Design University Texas, Arlington, from 1985.


Member Council Mus's. and Education in the Visual Arts, 1973-1978. Member American Institute of Architects.


Son of; married Jeannette Stuart Todd, June 21, 1939 (divorced 1974). Children: Todd, Timothy Clark, William Shaun, Michael Towle, Caleb Kendall. Married Ruth Lois Wilkins, August 31, 1975.

James Timothy Son

Gertrude Maude (Clark) Son

Jeannette Stuart Todd

Ruth Lois Wilkins

Todd Sullivan

Timothy Clark Sullivan

William Shaun Sullivan

Michael Towle Sullivan

Caleb Kendall Sullivan